KIMBALL TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
2160 WADHAMS ROAD, KIMBALL, MI 48074
OCTOBER 19, 2021
Usakowski opened the meeting at 6:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.
ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS: Usakowski, Jackson, Hoffman, Deland and Ward.
ABSENT: Wrubel and Sturdevant.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Deland motioned to approve the agenda as presented supported by Ward.
PRESENTATION OF MINUTES FOR OCTOBER 05, 2021
Jackson motioned to approve the minutes as presented supported by Deland.
III. CONSENT AGENDA AND COMMUNICATIONS
Check Register from 10/01/2021 to 10/14/2021
- Revenue & Expenditure Report for Period Ending 10/31/2021
Jackson motioned to receive and file and approve the disbursement of $61,018.43 to pay the bills supported by Ward.
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Jackson, Ward, Deland, Hoffman, and Usakowski. NO: None. ABSENT: Wrubel and Sturdevant. (5-0-2) Motion Carried.
- BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
- St. Clair County Board of Public Works Minutes for 09/21/2021
- St. Clair County Board of County Road Comm. Minutes for 09/21/2021
Deland motioned to receive and file boards and commissions minutes supported by Hoffman. Motion Carried.
- PUBLIC COMMENT (Brief Comments)
Shelley Miller, 2189 Sunnyside Road: Complaint about Sparling Road.
Usakowski: Some of the funds from the American Rescue Plan Act will be used to pave some of Sparling Road. We probably won’t be able to start the project until Spring/Summer of 2022. There should be a weight limit on Gravel Trains.
- OLD BUSINESS
- Bids for Seal Coating Office Parking Lot
Usakowski: We will bring this back when we have more information.
- American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
Usakowski: We did resubmit our information and they were quick at approving it. I got notification over the weekend that they were issuing the check. We received our first tranche of $484,824.50. We have until the end of 2024 to use that money but it has to be used under their specific requirements.
- American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
XI. OFFICERS REPORT
- Supervisor Usakowski
I have met with Port Huron Township about the company Flight that has a newer type of pump called a Concerter Pump. These pumps have a form of artificial intelligence built in. If it senses that it is plugging with something, it will kick it out which will reduce wear and tear on pumps.
Afr Property: We are waiting on the owner of Storage of America to get back with us to see if he has any interest in deeded over the road and water lines that are there. That project can’t move forward without those being in the hands of a public entity.
There are over $500,000.00 in liens on the property.
St. Clair County Commissioner’s money that they will receive from the ARPA is possibly going to fix 26 Mile Road. We need to try and get that money focused back on our area.
We will be getting a portion of our Statutory Revenue Sharing. We just need to meet some guidelines. This is due December 1.
Absent with Report: DPW currently working on water main break at West Water.
Fall clean up at Caswell Cemetery has started. Dumpster on site for grave clean up only. Grave blankets and wreaths can be put out starting November 1.
Hydrant flushing and winterizing continuing. Getting recommendations from engineer on Flow Tester able to accommodate needs
Very busy week at Caswell Cemetery with two full burials, two cremations and two columbarium services.
Cemetery Management System switch over to BS&A Software. Data conversion will happen November 11 and 12. Six staff members will be cross-trained.
- Treasurer Jackson
Summer taxes are done. Getting winter taxes ready.
Looking into the streetlight fees. May raise them 1-2 %.
Funds from ARPA were received and temporarily put in the General Fund.
Review of financial status.
- Trustee Hoffman
- Trustee Deland
Are we thinking about doing a fall cleanup for the township?
Usakowski: We can if you think we need it.
Deland: I think we need it. Can we include tires?
Usakowski: We could even charge residents a fee per tire. I will look into it.
- Trustee Sturdevant
We have more to do over at the park. Green Lawn came out in the spring to spray the fields. We asked them for recommendations so we can stay ahead of it. They recommend spraying twice a year when the park opens and mid to late season. In the spring, they can come out and spray for mosquitos. They will charge us $490.80 to spray the vegetation around the fields, $1,100.00 for mosquito control and $54.00 for insecticide on the T-Ball field. We voted to have it done as long as we have support from the board.
Deland motioned to adjourn the meeting at 6:55 p.m. supported by Ward.
Meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m.
Submitted by Becky Wrubel, Clerk